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  •  The Business of Chocolate

    Business of Chocolate


    Thursday, February 16

    Presentation: 5PM
    Tasting: 5:30PM
    Location: Lucas Hall Forbes Conference Room 126
    Cost: FREE!
    RSVP HERE

    Join FAI in welcoming Dandelion Chocolate to Santa Clara University. Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring, founders and core chocolate makers of the company, will give a special talk explaining the “behind the scenes” aspects of the chocolate business, the process of starting a company from the ground up, and advice for future entrepreneurs.  Following the talk, there will be a tasting of Dandelion Chocolate products.

    For more information about Dandelion Chocolate, visit their website.

  •  Food for Thought: Building a Sustainable Food System

    Wednesday, October 26
    Benson California Mission Room
    12PM

    In conjunction with California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), the Food and Agribusiness Insistute is pleased to present our first Food for Thought speaker panel of the school year.  Topics include the history of the organics movement, the “Dirty Dozen” campaign targeting the top 12 worst pesticides used in agriculture, and different strategies to build and maintain sustainable food systems.

    The speaker panel will be feature:
    Bob Scowcroft- founder of the Organic Farming Research Foundation
    Monica Moore- founder of Pesticide Action Network

     

  •  Napa Valley Wine Tour and Tasting

    Join Santa Clara Univesity’s Food & Agribusiness Institute for an all day excursion through Napa Valley.  Meet us in front of Lucas Hall at 8:30 AM on Saturday, October 15 to board the bus that will take us up to wine country.  At our first stop, we will tour the Portocork America cork production facility to learn about the business aspects of the cork industry.  We will then enjoy a specially prepared lunch at Robert Mondavi Winery.  After lunch, Winemaker Richard Arnold will lead a tour of the winery and vineyards and conclude with a wine tasting. We will return at approximately 5:30 PM.

    General Admission: $40
    Early Bird Special: $35 (register by Sept. 27)
    *all registration closes on October 3 due to reservation purposes

    If you are interested in attending, please register here to purchase your ticket!

  •  Business of Beer: Gordon Biersch

    Speaker Dan Gordon, founder of Gordon Biersch
    Wednesday, November 9
    de Saisset Museum Auditorium
    6 PM Presentation open to all
    7 PM Tasting (21+)
    This event is currently at capacity. 
    If you would like to view the presentation, click here for a live stream.

    Join SCU’s Food & Agribusiness Institute in welcoming guest speaker Dan Gordon, founder of Gordon Biersch for a presentation about the behind the scenes aspects of the business of beer.   After the talk, there will be a free sampling session of a few varieties of Gordon Biersch lagers.

    For a bio of Dan Gordon, click here.

    For more information, contact FAI at fai@scu.edu, or call Erika French-Arnold at 408-554-5173.

     

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